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15-minute Keto Sesame Chicken

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This super Easy Keto Sesame Chicken recipe is one of my all-time favourite recipes! A perfectly sweet sauce smothering perfectly moist chicken...and only 15 minutes to make! What more could one want when it comes to a keto weeknight dinner recipe?!!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1.5 lbs chicken thigh meat, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch sections and patted dry

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup sugar-free honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar substitute
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp xantham gum


  • 1-2 tsp sesame seeds


Prepare the sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar-free honey, soy sauce, ketchup, sweetener, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, garlic powder and salt (do not add the xantham gum!).  Whisk the ingredients and microwave on high for about 1 minute.  Remove from microwave and whisk to dissolve sweetener (if sweetener will not dissolve, place the bowl back in the microwave for an additional 30-60 seconds and whisk again until the sweetener dissolves).
  2. Once sweetener has fully dissolved, whisk in the xantham gum and set the sauce to the side.

Prepare the Chicken

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat.  Add the cubed and patted dry chicken and allow it to brown (3-5 minutes).  
  2. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to coat the chicken.  Allow the mixture to boil and thicken, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken even further.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!


  • see post for substitutions
  • Author: Cat
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main meals
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 3.8
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 17
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